Another break in the third game of the second set effectively spelled the end for the man from Adelaide, even though he offered some resistance in a 14-minute, eight-deuce game when Shapovalov got untidy.
But another double fault from Kokkinakis coughed up another break for the 23-year-old Canadian, who then had his only major blip with an error-ridden game as he served for the match.
Kokkinakis’s reprieve was short-lived, though, as, second time around, Shapovalov served out for victory in 89 minutes.
The second singles will be the pivotal blockbuster between the two star singles…
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